About: Latin America

BRICS 13-11-2018

As Brazil moves right, what is left for Europe in Latin America?

Brazilian foreign policy under new President Jair Bolsonaro won’t focus on cooperation with neighbours in Latin America, so the EU should double down on its flexible approach to Latin America, says Gustavo Müller.
Economy & Jobs 06-02-2018

Forcing another free trade deal could result in a more divided Europe

As trade officials desperately try to move the long-delayed EU-Mercosur agreement forward this week, we must stop and consider that this deal is likely to go far beyond the balance of trade, and increase economic, social and political divisions within both continents, writes Helmut Scholz.
Global Europe 01-12-2016

A turning point for EU relations with Latin America

Europe must strengthen its ties with Latin America to promote democracy, social progress and equality in the age of globalisation, write Ramón Jáuregui and Carlos Zorrinho.
Euro & Finance 12-04-2016

I use cash, and I’m not a criminal

Politicians left and right have begun calling for a ban on large-denomination banknotes and restrictions on cash payments as a means of fighting crime, money laundering and terrorism. Their argument is flawed, writes Guillaume Lepecq.
Zika virus
Development Policy 12-02-2016

The EU’s response to Zika: Old wine in new bottles?

Fundamental research into the effects of the disease, and into vector control for this and other diseases is welcome, but it will not address the immediate lack of a vaccine, writes Cecile Vernant. 
Global Europe 17-06-2015

EU-LAC: In need of a new roadmap

Last week’s EU-CELAC Summit addressed a host of issues but missed the opportunity to cement the strategic relationship between Europe and South America, writes Susanne Gratius.
Global Europe 11-06-2015

Reaching greater summits

A summit of European and Latin American leaders could take the continents’ relationship to new heights, if they can make progress on trade and are willing to talk about Venezuela, writes Dita Charanzová.
Development Policy 10-06-2015

The EU-CELAC ‘Partnership’ fails the coffee test

The value chain behind a cup of coffee provides a striking example that, in spite of all beautiful words about EU’s commitment to development aid, this business amounts to rude exploitation, writes Fernando Morales-de la Cruz.
Global Europe 22-04-2015

The EU must condemn rights abuses in Venezuela

The front pages of newspapers last weekend were covered with images of President Obama shaking hands with President Raúl Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, writes Dita Charanzová.

Latin American lessons for Europe’s Sharing Economy

Europe has been recently experiencing a new wave of economic disruption driven by the Internet: the so-called Sharing Economy. Companies like Uber, a service that connects drivers and passengers for short-rides, and Airbnb, a short-term apartment and room rental service, want to change how we take taxis and how we do tourism around the Old Continent.
Global Europe 02-07-2012

Colombia and the EU: Agreement is a step forward

Colombia is transitioning from a country torn apart by internal conflicts to a spirited democracy complete with a functioning rule of law, says Günther Verheugen. Europe should encourage this with an EU-Colombia trade agreement, he argues.

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